Blood Red Sari by Ashok Banker – Book Summary
I’ve been a fan of Ashok Kumar Banker ever since I read one of his books in the Krishna Coriolis Series way back in 2010 and have kept pace with his work following the success of his last, The Forest of Stories. There are very few writers who retell the story of great epics like Ashok Banker so he’s definitely one of the most popular authors in India at the moment.
Last week, I happened to be in Mumbai where there was a literary panel discussion on the role of women in detective novels and it also happened to be the soft launch of his 1st book in the Kali Quartet series. And that’s how I learnt about the new book, Blood Red Sari by Ashok Banker.
All in all, it looks like a very promising novel thanks to its unique claim of being India’s 1st female action thriller.
Below is a short synopsis and summary of this new book by Ashok Banker:
“Missing social activist Lalima has picked three women to carry out the task she was unable to finish Sheila, the owner of an all-women’s gym in Kolkata; Nachiketa, an attorney in Delhi who is suing her in-laws for the violent abuse that left her wheelchair-bound for life; and Malayali private investigator Anita, whose own brothers are out to get her.
Lalima’s adversaries use influence and hired killers to track down all those who have been sent incriminating evidence against them, forcing Sheila, Nachiketa Anita to battle for survival even as they race against time to understand the import of the documents they have received.
Spanning the murky underbelly of the country’s metropolises and the international human trafficking mafia, Blood Red Sari by Ashok Banker is a pulse-pounding action thriller with a feminist punch. …”
Ashok Banker is truly one of India’s most popular authors and his books have sold over 1.4 million copies but he is best known for writing multi-volume retelling of famous epics. You can get in touch with him via his official site.
Blood Red Sari by Ashok Banker – Release Date of the Book
When Harper Collins announced the upcoming launch of Blood Red Sari, there was a lot of speculation in the media surrounding the release date and most people expected this book to come out in 2013.
But there’s good news for all fans because Blood Red Sari by Ashok Banker is instead going to be releasing sometime by early December, 2012
I did try contacting the author regarding the exact release date but unfortunately, he doesn’t maintain any social media accounts so I’m assuming the book will be out sometime around 7th December, 2012
Blood Red Sari by Ashok Banker – Price and Best Place to Buy
Blood Red Sari by Ashok Banker is the latest book by this master storyteller and has very high expectations to live up to following the success of the author’s earlier bestseller, The Forest of Stories. It’s available for pre-order on most of the online bookstores such as Flipkart which is offering a great 25% Discount on this book so make sure you take advantage of this great offer.
The MRP of this latest Ashok Banker fiction book is INR 299 but thanks to the nice 25% discount that Flipkart is offering, you can buy this book at a special price of INR 224.
Personally speaking, I feel Flipkart is the best place to buy not just this book but all kinds of books because of the great discounts as well as their excellent delivery and overall service.
Blood Red Sari by Ashok Banker – Book Trailer
Although there is no official book trailer of Blood Red Sari by Ashok Banker, you can see this author interview where Ashok Banker talks about his books.